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July 16, 2020

TRICARE Qualifying Life Event: Marriage

If you're newly married or marriage is in your immediate future, it's important to learn how getting married impacts your health plan options. Spouses of service members are eligible for TRICARE coverage. Your spouse's options will depend on your military status and where you live. To learn more, read the article.

July 13, 2020

What's a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?

A Qualifying Life Event (QLE) is a certain change in your life, such as moving, marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty. This means TRICARE health plan options for you and your family may change. Learn how certain life events may change your TRICARE health plan options.

July 7, 2020

Packing Up and Moving with TRICARE

Does your family have permanent change of station, or PCS, orders to move to a new location this summer? According to the Department of Defense (DoD) website Move.mil, the DoD moves more families than any other organization in the U.S. Whether you’re moving on government orders or on your own, you may have a lot of questions, including what will happen to your health care.

June 23, 2020

Changes Coming Soon for Some TRICARE Select Retired Beneficiaries

Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, TRICARE Select Group A retired beneficiaries must pay monthly enrollment fees in order to maintain their TRICARE health coverage. This is a change, and the first time this beneficiary group will pay enrollment fees. Here the key points you need to know.

May 8, 2020

A Friendly Reminder: Keep Your DEERS Info Updated

Did you know that not keeping your family's information current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) could delay their access to health care? Errors can also cause delays with your claims and delivery of your prescription. Now is an important time to check your DEERS records.

March 4, 2020

Moving with TRICARE from Overseas to Stateside Duty

When you move from an overseas assignment to a new location stateside, your TRICARE eligibility doesn’t change, but your health plan options may. You need to take action by updating your personal information, reviewing health plans you may be eligible for, and transferring your and your family’s TRICARE enrollment. Following some simple steps can help you make a smooth transition to your new location.

Feb. 27, 2020

TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Issue 1, 2020

Eager to learn more about your TRICARE benefit? Here are just some of the articles you can read in the latest issue of the TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter: TRICARE Rules for Enrolling and Disenrolling Your TRICARE Payment Options Seeking Care While on Active Duty Take Action to Enroll in a TRICARE Plan When You Retire Read TRICARE Publications and Take the Survey

Dec. 9, 2019

Defense Health Agency (DHA) Monitoring Payment Processing Error in TRICARE East Region

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Humana Military are working closely together to quickly assist approximately 75,000 TRICARE beneficiaries affected by a payment processing error that occurred on Thursday Dec. 5. For those affected, health care coverage remains uninterrupted.

Oct. 2, 2019

Mark Your Calendars! TRICARE’S Open Season is Nov. 11 – Dec. 9

Do you want to make enrollment changes to your or to a family member’s TRICARE health plan for 2020? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season.

Sept. 23, 2019

TRICARE Dental and Medical: Separate Programs, Separate Enrollments

Not sure if you have dental coverage? Did you enroll in a dental plan? Your TRICARE dental and medical benefits are separate benefits. To gain coverage, you need to enroll in a dental plan and health care plan separately.

Sept. 20, 2019

In Case You Missed It | TRICARE West Region e-Updates September 2019

2020 TRICARE Open Season; What to do After Receiving Emergency Care; Rate Update for Premium-Based Plans; Don't Forget to Update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS); DoD Self-Service Logon for Secure Portal Access; Back-to-School Preventive Health Care; Electronic Health Records Update; Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster; Vitamin D Deficiency; How Healthy Are You?

June 14, 2019

TRICARE Extended Care Health Option Helps Families with Special Needs

Do you have a family member with special needs? Do they need health care services beyond those covered by their current TRICARE health plan? The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) may be right for them. ECHO provides supplemental health care coverage for active duty family members with a qualifying mental or physical disability.

June 14, 2019

TRIWEST - In Case You Missed It eNewsletter 2019

Adding a New Family Member Opens a Qualifying Life Event; Military Kids Connect Program; Coverage Now Available for Banked Donor Milk; Updating Other Health Insurance; Retiring From Active Duty Status Retro Enrollment; ​TRICARE Young Adult for Young Adults; Getting Care While Traveling; Re-Branded Tobacco Education Campaign; Register for Health Teleclasses; Need Help Losing Weight?

June 12, 2019

Moving Away to College May Change Your Child's TRICARE Options

Is your student heading away to college this fall? TRICARE coverage of eligible dependents extends to college students. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). If this QLE applies to your student, you have 90 days from the date of the address change to change his or her TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan.

May 29, 2019

Your Child Transitioning to Adulthood with TRICARE Young Adult

Did your child graduate from college, but hasn't yet launched a career? Not to worry, TRICARE may still be available to provide health care coverage. A change in family composition, like when your child becomes an adult, is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event. After your child turns age 21, they're no longer eligible for regular TRICARE.